Period
to 8 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 8 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
England > South East
6 months to
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 233 215 255
Rank change year-on-year -18 +40 -41
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 236 399 377
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.12% 1.49% 1.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.37% 5.12% 4.49%
Number of salaries quoted 215 329 274
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £23,000 £22,900 £23,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £70,000 £60,700
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

MCSE is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 5,405 7,787 8,392
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 25.69% 29.11% 26.37%
Number of salaries quoted 3,989 5,811 6,645
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +7.78%

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing MCSE as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for MCSE in the South East

MCSE
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing MCSE in the South East.

Salary trend for MCSE in the South East

MCSE
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing MCSE in the South East over the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

Salary histogram for MCSE in the South East

MCSE
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the South East region over the 6 months to 8 April 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +47 93 £39,750 -3.05% 6
Thames Valley -62 59 £50,000 -13.04% 3
Hampshire +18 50 £37,500 -6.25% 8
Berkshire -34 36 £70,000 +7.69% 2
Buckinghamshire -17 19 £47,500 +5.56% 1
Kent +16 16 £31,000 -24.85% 2
West Sussex -1 15 £60,000 +14.29% 2
Oxfordshire +13 4 £40,000 -36.00%
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 8 April 2020, IT jobs citing MCSE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South East region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 236 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 190 (80.51%) Microsoft
3 140 (59.32%) Windows
4 116 (49.15%) VMware
5 108 (45.76%) Active Directory
6 94 (39.83%) Office 365
7 90 (38.14%) Azure
8 85 (36.02%) Cisco Certification
9 84 (35.59%) MCSA
10 67 (28.39%) ITIL
11 65 (27.54%) Windows Server
12 64 (27.12%) VMware Infrastructure
13 62 (26.27%) Degree
14 61 (25.85%) Cisco
15 60 (25.42%) CCNA
16 59 (25.00%) Hyper-V
17 55 (23.31%) Windows 10
18 50 (21.19%) Firewall
19 47 (19.92%) Citrix
20 46 (19.49%) MS Exchange
21 44 (18.64%) MCP
22 43 (18.22%) SQL Server
22 43 (18.22%) HP
23 40 (16.95%) SQL
24 34 (14.41%) IaaS
25 33 (13.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 32 (13.56%) SCCM
27 31 (13.14%) DNS
28 30 (12.71%) CCNP
28 30 (12.71%) Microsoft Office

MCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 46 (19.49%) MS Exchange
2 23 (9.75%) Skype for Business
3 18 (7.63%) Exchange Server 2013
4 17 (7.20%) SharePoint
5 13 (5.51%) IIS
6 11 (4.66%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (2.97%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (1.69%) Apache
Applications
1 30 (12.71%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.69%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.42%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.42%) Primavera
3 1 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 94 (39.83%) Office 365
2 90 (38.14%) Azure
3 34 (14.41%) IaaS
4 24 (10.17%) PaaS
5 21 (8.90%) AWS
6 20 (8.47%) Azure Active Directory
7 9 (3.81%) SaaS
8 6 (2.54%) OneDrive
9 4 (1.69%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 3 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (1.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.85%) Cloudflare
11 2 (0.85%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.85%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 50 (21.19%) Firewall
2 31 (13.14%) DNS
3 27 (11.44%) WAN
4 25 (10.59%) Skype
5 23 (9.75%) VPN
6 22 (9.32%) DHCP
6 22 (9.32%) LAN
7 21 (8.90%) TCP/IP
8 18 (7.63%) SAN
9 17 (7.20%) VoIP
10 14 (5.93%) Wireless
11 12 (5.08%) MPLS
12 10 (4.24%) Cisco ASA
12 10 (4.24%) Unified Communications
13 9 (3.81%) IP Telephony
13 9 (3.81%) VLAN
14 8 (3.39%) Internet
15 7 (2.97%) SNMP
15 7 (2.97%) VPLS
16 6 (2.54%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (18.22%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.54%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (2.12%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.69%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.85%) Power BI
5 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2017
5 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.42%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.42%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (1.27%) Git (software)
1 3 (1.27%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (0.85%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.85%) JIRA
2 2 (0.85%) Subversion
3 1 (0.42%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.42%) IBM UrbanCode
3 1 (0.42%) SonarQube
General
1 12 (5.08%) Public Sector
2 6 (2.54%) Finance
2 6 (2.54%) Retail
3 5 (2.12%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.69%) Local Government
5 3 (1.27%) Back Office
5 3 (1.27%) Marketing
6 2 (0.85%) Dutch Language
6 2 (0.85%) French Language
6 2 (0.85%) German Language
6 2 (0.85%) Italian Language
6 2 (0.85%) Legal
6 2 (0.85%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.85%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.42%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.42%) Law
Job Titles
1 45 (19.07%) Analyst
2 36 (15.25%) Support Engineer
3 31 (13.14%) Consultant
4 30 (12.71%) IT Analyst
5 28 (11.86%) Architect
6 27 (11.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 26 (11.02%) IT Support
8 19 (8.05%) Support Analyst
9 15 (6.36%) Desktop Support
10 14 (5.93%) Azure Consultant
10 14 (5.93%) Systems Engineer
11 13 (5.51%) IT Support Analyst
12 12 (5.08%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 12 (5.08%) IT Engineer
13 11 (4.66%) Cloud Consultant
13 11 (4.66%) Desktop Engineer
13 11 (4.66%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 11 (4.66%) Field Engineer
13 11 (4.66%) Infrastructure Architect
13 11 (4.66%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.12%) XMPP
2 3 (1.27%) JSON
3 2 (0.85%) 802.1X
3 2 (0.85%) LDAP
3 2 (0.85%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.42%) ModSecurity
4 1 (0.42%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (10.59%) Data Centre
2 18 (7.63%) Public Cloud
3 17 (7.20%) Management Information System
4 12 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (4.66%) Private Cloud
6 9 (3.81%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (3.39%) Clustering
7 8 (3.39%) iPhone
8 7 (2.97%) Driving Licence
8 7 (2.97%) Hybrid Cloud
9 6 (2.54%) Handset
10 4 (1.69%) Replication
10 4 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (1.27%) CMDB
11 3 (1.27%) LIMS
12 2 (0.85%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 2 (0.85%) NHS
13 1 (0.42%) EMC VNX
13 1 (0.42%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 140 (59.32%) Windows
2 65 (27.54%) Windows Server
3 55 (23.31%) Windows 10
4 30 (12.71%) Linux
4 30 (12.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (8.47%) Windows Server 2016
6 17 (7.20%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (6.78%) Windows 7
8 10 (4.24%) Windows 8
9 6 (2.54%) Debian
10 5 (2.12%) Windows Server 2019
11 2 (0.85%) Unix
11 2 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.42%) Android
12 1 (0.42%) CentOS
12 1 (0.42%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.42%) VMS
12 1 (0.42%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (28.39%) ITIL
2 33 (13.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 25 (10.59%) Problem-Solving
4 22 (9.32%) Presales
5 21 (8.90%) TOGAF
6 20 (8.47%) Mentoring
7 19 (8.05%) Information Security
8 18 (7.63%) Cybersecurity
8 18 (7.63%) PRINCE2
9 17 (7.20%) Disaster Recovery
10 14 (5.93%) Customer Requirements
10 14 (5.93%) Data Protection
10 14 (5.93%) ITIL V3
11 13 (5.51%) Mathematics
12 12 (5.08%) Configuration Management
12 12 (5.08%) Project Delivery
12 12 (5.08%) Workflow
13 11 (4.66%) Business Continuity
13 11 (4.66%) Network Design
13 11 (4.66%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (16.95%) SQL
2 8 (3.39%) PowerShell
3 2 (0.85%) Perl
4 1 (0.42%) C
Qualifications
1 236 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 85 (36.02%) Cisco Certification
3 84 (35.59%) MCSA
4 62 (26.27%) Degree
5 60 (25.42%) CCNA
6 44 (18.64%) MCP
7 30 (12.71%) CCNP
8 29 (12.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 25 (10.59%) MCITP
10 22 (9.32%) Security Cleared
11 20 (8.47%) SC Cleared
12 15 (6.36%) RHCE
13 14 (5.93%) LPIC
14 12 (5.08%) CCIE
15 10 (4.24%) CCDP
15 10 (4.24%) DV Cleared
15 10 (4.24%) OSCP
15 10 (4.24%) RHCSA
15 10 (4.24%) TOGAF Certification
16 9 (3.81%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (8.90%) SLA
2 6 (2.54%) RMADS
3 5 (2.12%) COBIT
3 5 (2.12%) QA
4 3 (1.27%) ISO 14001
4 3 (1.27%) ISO 9001
4 3 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 3 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.85%) NCSC
6 1 (0.42%) GDPR
6 1 (0.42%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.42%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.42%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 108 (45.76%) Active Directory
2 64 (27.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 26 (11.02%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (4.66%) Docker
6 10 (4.24%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (4.24%) vSphere
7 5 (2.12%) XenApp
8 4 (1.69%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.27%) Firmware
9 3 (1.27%) Terminal Services
9 3 (1.27%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.85%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.85%) NFS
11 1 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 32 (13.56%) SCCM
2 27 (11.44%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (2.97%) Backup Exec
3 7 (2.97%) Kubernetes
4 6 (2.54%) NetBackup
5 5 (2.12%) Cisco UCCX
5 5 (2.12%) Failover Clustering
6 4 (1.69%) cPanel
6 4 (1.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 4 (1.69%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (1.69%) Puppet
6 4 (1.69%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (1.27%) OpenView
7 3 (1.27%) ServiceCenter
7 3 (1.27%) WSUS
8 2 (0.85%) Ansible
8 2 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (0.85%) WMI
9 1 (0.42%) Terraform
Vendors
1 190 (80.51%) Microsoft
2 116 (49.15%) VMware
3 61 (25.85%) Cisco
4 47 (19.92%) Citrix
5 43 (18.22%) HP
6 16 (6.78%) Dell
7 12 (5.08%) SolarWinds
8 9 (3.81%) Juniper
8 9 (3.81%) Remedy
9 7 (2.97%) Polycom
9 7 (2.97%) Red Hat
10 6 (2.54%) Avaya
10 6 (2.54%) WatchGuard
11 5 (2.12%) Dell Compellent
11 5 (2.12%) Oracle
11 5 (2.12%) Veeam
11 5 (2.12%) Yealink
12 4 (1.69%) CyberArk
12 4 (1.69%) Meraki
12 4 (1.69%) Palo Alto